Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Egyptian - Audio Book Review (Fiction)
The above link contains a review of Mika Waltari's historical novel The Egyptian, describing it as a grand immersion into an epic tale in the time of Amenhotep, Tutankhamun and Nefertiti".
Lasting for 22 hours and 18 minutes, it is available from Audio Connoisseur either as MP3 CD or download. It became a best-seller when it was released in the 1940s. "The main character and narrator is Sinuhe, who rises from humble beginnings to become surgeon to the pharaohs. His medical adventures, from dentistry to horrifyingly primitive brain surgery, are worth the ride all by themselves. Sinuhe is seduced by the green-eyed Nefernefernefer, betrays his parents, travels abroad to obtain military information for the ruthless Horemheb, and has several tragic love affairs". See the article for more.

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